Category Archives: Wireless Communications

FCC Chairman Gives Verizon-SpectrumCo Deals Approval, With Restrictions

After FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski issued a statement urging the rest of the commissioners to approve Verizon Wireless’ $3.9 billion purchase of nationwide AWS spectrum from the SpectrumCo consortium of cable companies, with significant restrictions and limitations on the potentially … Continue reading

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Verizon Silences T-Mobile: Wireless Industry Consolidation and Cross-Industry Collusion — Verizon Wireless, Comcast and T-Mobile

As cable giant Comcast agrees to settle charges with the FCC for violating the terms of its merger with NBC-Universal, Verizon Wireless gets a tip of the hat from the commission for agreeing to sell portions of spectrum licenses to … Continue reading

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Cell Phone Privacy and Data Security: The FCC Wants Your Input

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is investigating the issue of cell phone privacy and data security and is seeking public comment on the matter. In a public notice issued on May 25, 2012 the FCC, in conjunction with the Wireline … Continue reading

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AT&T points fingers again: We didn’t raise prices; the FCC did

AT&T is heating up its retaliatory campaign against the Federal Communications Commission for denying its $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile. Speaking at a conference, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson claimed once again that the merger’s death directly resulted in AT&T’s decision … Continue reading

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FCC Takes Steps to Crack Down on Phone Bill Cramming

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to require telephone carriers to provide their customers more billing information in an effort to crack down on mysterious, unauthorized charges on their phone bills. The new rules, adopted Friday, are targeted at … Continue reading

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Spectrum Auction Bill Advances In House

A Republican-backed payroll tax and jobs bill with TV spectrum auction language attached won House passage last night. But many hurdles still stand in the way of it becoming law. President Obama has said he would veto the legislation as … Continue reading

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iPhone 4 White Awaited as iPhone 5 Rumours Build

Many sources are reporting that Apple’s oft-delayed white iPhone 4 may finally hit retail shelves at the end of February, February 27th.
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What is taking the Apple competitors so long to come at par with it?

Apple has always maintained its position as the ruler in the producers of the finest technologies. From iPod MP3 players to the latest iPad, it has shown its competitors that it’s not going down, now or never. The Apple computers have always reigned in the minds and hearts of the consumers and so it has always stayed on top. Continue reading

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Verizon iPhone 4 – it is official – FCC

Well, it is finally official. Verizon announced today a CDMA/EVDO version of the

iPhone 4. The device will be using Verizon’s CDMA/EVDO network but it is not

compatible with its LTE4G network.

Verizon subscribers will be able to score the gadget for $200 for the 16GB and $300

for the 32GB versions with a two year contract. Verizon had also announced that the

iPhone available with them has changes necessary to comply with its network and

improvements of the of the iPhone 4’s antenna. Continue reading

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